SPWF recommends that pellets be soaked two parts water to one part pellet for at least 30 minutes. Cubes should be soaked for at least 45 minutes to an hour. It is important to feed pellets or cubes at ground level, allowing the horse to extend his neck in his natural grazing position. Always use room temperature or cold water when soaking forage as hot water not only cooks them but can also cause them to ferment.